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10 thoughts on “A Word Child

  1. says:

    ”What a stupid coagulated mass of indistinguishable guilt and misery I had become How perfectly futile all my sufferings had been

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    Hilary a deprived and difficult boy is saved by a school master who nurtures his love of language He ends up at Oxford but most of the novel is set almost 20 years later when he is still suffering the results of a disastrous

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    Murdoch will win you overdespite yourselfHilary Burde grows up in poverty abused He's saved by a tutor who notices his language skills and works with him to hone them Hillary is admitted to Oxford and finds a lush learning environment and yet another devoted tutor He thrives and dreams of saving himself and his younger sister from their childhood Just when he's ready to soar he commits a horrible act and his world crashes Burde is one of

  4. says:

    This is definitely my favourite of the Iris Murdoch book that I have so far read for the Murdoch a month challenge The characters are fascinating complex beings the story so finely plotted and yet it is a very readable Murd

  5. says:

    The narrator of this the seventeenth novel by Iris Murdoch is a forty one year old man called Hilary Burde who had

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    One of my favorites by by Ms Murdoch a great place to start if you've never read her fiction very darkly funny also about mad love The ‘word child’ of the title is Hilary Burde the narrator Using one of her rare first person narratives the book has an interesting structure with each chapter headed by a day of the week This is based on the order and routine Hilary has attempted to establish for his life by having ce

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    My favourite Iris Murdoch and one of my favourite books London in the winter compare with Under the Net for London in the S

  8. says:

    I'm giving this book four stars but liking is not exactly an emotion I associate with this read Frustration yes despair Exasperation at the way the characters all seem to be caught in their behavioral patterns Admiration for the inte

  9. says:

    Hilary Burde is the word child of the title In school the only thing he did really well in was languages He excelled at words but not

  10. says:

    The most egregious facet of my Vintage Classics paperback edition of Iris Murdoch’s “A Word Child” is undoubtedly the clumsy uote on the front cover from The Times “Iris Murdoch is incapable of writing with

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A Word Child

Introduction by Ray MonkSaved by education from a delinuent childhood cheated of Oxford by a tragic love tangle Hilary Bu Hilary a deprived and difficult boy is saved by a school master who nurtures his love of language He ends up at Oxford but most of the novel is set almost 20 years later when he is still suffering the results of a disastrous incident that ended his Oxford days More plot than a typical Murdoch novel but not entirely believable and too rushed at the end MotivesIt s hard to fathom the motivation of many of the characters and why they put up with particular people and situations but perhaps that s what intrigued me and compelled me to continue Some of the minor characters were the most vivid and realistic Clifford office colleagues etc Unsympathetic CharactersIt s tricky to make a novel work with an unsympathetic main character indeed very few sympathetic characters but overall this one does In Hilary s case whether Murdoch knew it or not I don t think the condition was widely diagnosed in 1975 when it was written his behaviour seems like classic Asperger s syndrome It would certainly explain his lack of empathy obsessive routines and fascination with the mechanics of grammar rather than using language for expression and inference Novels With Slightly Similar CharactersIt is interesting to compare this with the very different Curious Incident by Mark Haddon my review HERE and maybe The Housekeeper and the Professor my review HERE Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, tragic love The Witchs Coven tangle Hilary Bu Hilary a deprived and difficult boy is saved by a school master who nurtures his love of language He ends up at Oxford but most of Supplementary Exercises for Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross the novel is set almost 20 years later when he is still suffering Great Famine the results of a disastrous incident The Color of Night that ended his Oxford days More plot What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings than a Pulse (Frank Quinn, typical Murdoch novel but not entirely believable and Obsession too rushed at The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico the end MotivesIt s hard Simply Napkins to fathom The Unconscious Civilization the motivation of many of The Complete Tightwad Gazette the characters and why The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years they put up with particular people and situations but perhaps الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية that s what intrigued me and compelled me Writing and Selling Magazine Articles to continue Some of The Strange Bird the minor characters were Collected Stories the most vivid and realistic Clifford office colleagues etc Unsympathetic CharactersIt s Collected Stories tricky Cleopatras Daughter to make a novel work with an unsympathetic main character indeed very few sympathetic characters but overall Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! this one does In Hilary s case whether Murdoch knew it or not I don Settlers t Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, think The Sphinx the condition was widely diagnosed in 1975 when it was written his behaviour seems like classic Asperger s syndrome It would certainly explain his lack of empathy obsessive routines and fascination with Tidelands (Fairmile the mechanics of grammar rather Pretty Lucy Merwyn than using language for expression and inference Novels With Slightly Similar CharactersIt is interesting Strings to compare Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, this with Catch and Release the very different Curious Incident by Mark Haddon my review HERE and maybe The Housekeeper and Devils Paw (Imp, the Professor my review HERE

Summary A Word Child

Rde cherishes his obsessive guilt and disappointment in a dull civil service job When the man whom he has betrayed reappe This is definitely my favourite of the Iris Murdoch book that I have so far read for the Murdoch a month challenge The characters are fascinating complex beings the story so finely plotted and yet it is a very readable Murdoch a page turner I loved the descriptions on London in this one London is a feature of IM s work but with this novel there were a lot of references to places I knew in London I go there very seldomI also enjoyed Hilary s Office life with the bickering and gossip and desk moving

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Ars as head of his department Hilary hopes for forgiveness and a new life but finds himself haunted by a ghostly repetiti My favourite Iris Murdoch and one of my favourite books London in the winter compare with Under the Net for London in the Summer Peter PanSloane Suare on the tubeI may be wrong but I think the boy at the centre of the Peter Pan story killed himself at Sloane Suare Underground station

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About the Author: Iris Murdoch

Dame Jean Iris Murdoch Irish born British writer university lecturer and prolific and highly professional novelist Iris Murdoch dealt with everyday ethical or moral issues sometimes in the light of myths As a writer she was a perfectionist who did not allow editors to change her text Murdoch produced 26 novels in 40 years the last written while she was suffering from Alzheimer disease She